Oct 022005

… students pelt police with stones, police retaliate with bullets.

The result between 4 (ToI figure) & 12 (BBC figure) students killed.

If something like this happened in Mumbai, there will be hell for the Government to pay. Do we keep quiet because it happened in the “north east” (meghalaya)?

I can understand that the police don’t like being pelted with stones. i can also understand them taking action to ensure that the situation does not degenerate into something more violent. But, opening fire on unarmed students – protesting against poor marking procedures in exams – is the height of criminal negligence. What can be the punishment for something like this?